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Apple is not trying to negotiate with Qualcomm

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Apple is not trying to settle a legal dispute with Qualcomm through negotiations. About it reports Reuters with reference to the informant who is familiar with the issue.

Previously, Apple used chips of modems Qualcomm in the iPhone. However, at the beginning of last year, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in a Federal court in San Diego alleging that the practice of determining the size of the license fee as a share of the retail price of a smartphone is illegal.

Qualcomm denies the accusations and claims that Apple owes it $ 7 billion of unpaid remuneration. The trial is set for early next year.

Apple не пытается договориться с Qualcomm

In addition, in early 2017 antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm was filed by the Federal trade Commission (FTC) of the United States. This week the judge, U.S. district court for the Northern district of California Lucy Koh (Lucy Koh) in the preliminary decree has ordered Qualcomm to license to competing companies, some patentsrequired for the development of modem chips. In particular, the license must be provided to Intel.

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A German court dismissed a lawsuit Qualcomm to Apple

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A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple yesterday, were rejected by the land court in Mannheim, as unfounded. The original oral decision said that the patents mentioned in the lawsuit were not violated by the use of Qualcomm chips in smartphones Apple.

Немецкий суд отклонил иск Qualcomm к Apple

Qualcomm said it will appeal, “while continuing to defend their rights (intellectual property) from violations of Apple around the world.”

Apple expressed satisfaction with the court’s decision, refusing to comment on it. With regard to the previous decision of the Munich court, has imposed a ban on the sale in Germany of some iPhone models, Apple has confirmed that none of the 15 German company iPhone 7 and 8 are no longer available. At the same time, the source notes that all models of iPhone continue to be available through operators and intermediaries.

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Apple will be late with the release of iPhone 5G due to a conflict with Qualcomm

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Hearings on the suit of the Federal trade Commission (FTC), the United States, accusing Qualcomm abuse of dominant position on the market of chipsets for mobile devices reveal new details of the relationship between Qualcomm and its largest customer is Apple, two years ago started with its supplier patent dispute.

Just yesterday we told you that Apple demanded from Qualcomm for the transition to the modems of the company’s “incentive payment” in the amount of $ 1 billion, to which Qualcomm agreed on the condition that she will be the sole supplier.

According to the source, Apple CEO, Jeff Williams (Jeff Williams) at the trial testified that Qualcomm refused to sell the Apple modems 5G due to the above mentioned dispute concerning patent licensing.

Apple wanted to use in the new models the iPhone 4G LTE modem production Qualcomm, but the manufacturer of the modems refused to sell them. According to Williams, position Qualcomm has an impact on how quickly Apple will be able to go to 5G .

Specify that Qualcomm continues to supply Apple with modems for previous models of iPhone, including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, although there are versions of these devices that use modems Intel. The iPhone XS, Max XS and XR are only used 4G modems manufactured by Intel.

It is expected that next generation iPhone will also only be used modems Intel, and since the 5G modems from Intel is ready, Apple will be late with the release of the corresponding models. All major suppliers of smartphones with Android in the US will offer devices that support 5G in the Christmas season this year, but smartphones are Apple with modems 5G will appear on the market not earlier than in 2020.

Thus, it was confirmed previously published information.

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Apple appreciated the exclusive right to supply modems for the iPhone in $ 1 billion

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Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modems for the Apple iPhone to offset the “incentive payment” in the amount of $ 1 billion, which insisted Apple and not to block competitors — reported by Steve Mollenkopf (Steve Mollenkopf), Executive Director of Qualcomm, last Friday at the hearing of the suit filed by the FTC.

Payment from Qualcomm was part of the agreement with Apple, signed in 2011. She had to reduce costs Apple to switch from the previously used Infineon modems.

According to Mollenkopf, the industry common payments of this kind, but not of this size.

Apple оценила право эксклюзивно поставлять модемы для iPhone в 1 млрд долларов

In accordance with the agreement of 2011, the company Qualcomm has been named the sole supplier of modems for Apple in exchange for a discount, the terms of which were not disclosed. It is known that Apple could choose another provider, but would have lost the discount.

Antitrust authorities claim that the deal with Apple was part of the model of the behavior of Qualcomm, aimed at preserving a dominant position in the chip market modems.

According to the testimony of Mollenkopf, Apple demanded $ 1 billion without any guarantees of volume purchases, which pushed Qualcomm to an exclusive agreement to ensure the reimbursement of specified payments.

An Apple representative said that the company aims to use at least two suppliers for each component, but abandoned the idea to use iPad Mini 2 modem Intel not to lose a discount on the modems Qualcomm.

“They made use of another vendor’s chip is very unappealing to us — leads the source words of Tony Blevins (Tony Blevins), meet in the Apple supply chain. — The discounts were very, very large”.

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